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of the german marshall fund you'll be hearing from ellen. it is a network of 25 cities, 12 in the u.s., 13 in europe, and oakland is one of those cities, but i, of course, wearing my regional hat, have looked to expand what i have been learning through the network and the opportunities that present themselves to the network and to expand that. and where better to bring a cycling delegation than to the city of san francisco, a city very much on the verge of, i think, turning the tide in favor of cycling where there are 40-some-odd, 43-plus projects waiting in the wings for the environmental lawsuits to come to a close. so it is very exciting to have the opportunity for the delegation to come here, and i think the timely honkly, could not be -- honestly, could not be better. they have spent just over a day in the city of oakland doing a bit of a bike tour, meeting with elected officials there and a community open house last night where we had 80 folks turn out to listen to their talk. the other thing, obviously the public support and the public interest in this issue is alive and well and i
there and that high hit issue is another. >> and before that, david. >> i didn't see ellen's slide of the widen bulb out but heard chuckles about turning the space to the people in the street. and you have to remember that the bulb out serves a lot of functions and if you forget the functions, then it's useless. and it's a difficult and they serve interesting and vital functions to the space and they provide open space. and can you do them to the point that you just wonder why you bothd -- bothered to put them in and we have to fight that tendences. >> i have two questions, what is the criteria when people cross the street and can cross all four corners and sometimes on the pole, they have the button, press the button and walk, does that work? or is there a time, what is the purpose of pressing the button? >> there are very few signals in the city that are pedestrian activated. but if there is one there, it will work. but if it doesn't work, you can call 311 and report it broken. and we are installing the pedestrian signals and you push a button, there is one at back of the room. you and get an aud
scott from the mayor's office on disability and maggie omaro, from caltran and ellen vanderslice from the city of portland. help me welcome our panelists. >> our first speaker is david allenbar and he's a senior urban design are for the san francisco planning department and manages the city design group and concerns itself with urban design and the public realm and he works on the city street plan. >> thanks christina, it's a pleasure to be here today. and as christina said, we work with the city design group and concern ourselves with the design of the public realm and the street space and that plan we are working on, will probably be released in late may and early june and hope you take the time to look at that. and we are working on plans for other parts, including the mission district that's now starting up and fisherman's wharf and octavia and better neighborhood plan and that's for adoption today and i am here to talk about the pedestrian safety and you may ask why urban designers are here to talk about pedestrian safety issues. and what particular expertise might we generalis
's all i have now, thanks. [applause] >> thank you ellen, as you can all tell, we have a wealth of knowledge on stage and now is your time to ask questions of our panelists. >> i would like to know, what degree of cross discipline fertilization to take place between the planning department and public works department and redevelopment agency in planning a project. and for example, and 6th street cordar -- corridor and when the project was finished, it didn't address the pedestrians of that area. and i would like to make sure that those issues are addressed. and if you can share some information with me how you interface with those agencies, i would deeply appreciate it today. >> that's an interesting question, and i think when we started the better's street program, a year ago, we were pretty green about the difficults of the coordination between the different agencies. and in the year or so we have worked on the better streets plans and we are coordinating that work. and you will see that better streets plan is an integrated plan for a number of agencies. and see some idea s th
to the front here, that would be ellen, vanderslice and michael and peter and jack and maggie, and we are lessons learned and i really appreciate the feedback and you staying with us throughout this day. >> i guess, i will kick this off, and start at the far left, jack, would you. would you like to reflect on what you have heard or maybe, i think the forum itself presented some new ideas with your work in san francisco. would you like to share those? >> thank you very much for sticking around and i got a lot of notes, about 10 pages and i will have to di -- digest it and i heard that there are streets that are too wide and i heard the discussion about bulbs out and i know they are expensive and work with the better streets and the most cost effective way and there are great ways and to get scientific on resources. and i heard about speeding, and i heard some good suggestions and heard about statistics from the police, i would like to find out more about that and how many sites are we writing and that's an important part of reduction. and good ideas about education and the decals on th
or soon will be. i would like to publicly thank linda a. gavin, mary durkheim, and ellen woo, who have worked diligently to provide sites with materials as requests are received. since the end of july, they have prepared text book orders, transferred books from one site to another, and packed boxes to send out from the district warehouse. i will take any questions you have at this moment. commissioner maufas: looking at the graphs i see here, i guess i am really struggling. when i look at the highest percentages, it looks like they were ordered september 20. do we have the timeline of when those books are going to be received? the percentages are so high. in many cases, 100% of shortages. if they were ordered september 20, do we know when they will arrive? do you know what the students are doing in lieu of having the materials, when the percentage is so high of the shortages? >> i can answer the first question for you. that is that the turnaround usually is one to two weeks. in some cases, we get them within a few days, depending upon the vendor we are using and how far away they are.
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